News and Events

Mt Hutt ‘all systems go’ for 40th season opening (13-Jun-13)
Immaculately groomed slopes and a genuinely warm welcome await avid skiers and snowboarders.....

Queenstown’s Coronet Peak ski area first to open in Australasia (10-Jun-13)
Queenstown’s Coronet Peak ski area today (June 8) celebrated in style as the first Australasian ski field to open for winter....

Coronet Peak first ski area in Australasia to open on Saturday (05-Jun-13)
Queenstown is officially open for winter as the 2013 season kicks off at Coronet Peak on Saturday (June 8).

Ski Areas Go Out With A Bang! (27-Sep-12)
Season extension and half price passes

Fresh Snow, Amped Crew In The Lead Up To Mt Hutt Opening (29-Jun-08)

Mt Hutt, NZ, June 29, 2008 - A southerly storm has dropped 25 – 30 centimetres

A southerly storm has dropped 25 – 30 centimetres of fresh snow on the slopes of Mt Hutt in the lead up to the ski area’s Saturday June 14 opening.

Ski Area Manager Dave Wilson says the wintry blast has transformed Mt Hutt, Methven and surrounding areas into a winter wonderland.

“Looking out from our high country ski area onto the plains below is just awesome.    We’ve got a good 25 + cms dumped on an existing 30cm base which looks good for opening from the summit on day 1.”  

Snowmaking has been underway at the ski area for the past two weeks and is expected to continue over the next few days.

“We’ve got several new guns fired up and expect good snowmaking conditions over the next couple of days.”

Approximately 250 staff will be training this coming week in preparation for opening on Saturday.

“We have a very excited and happy crew, Methven is looking like a winter playground and everyone’s amped for the start of the season.”

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